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Monday, August 26, 2013

What's Up With The Fires

My brother and sister-in-law and two kids live in Montana. Last week the fire came close to their home and they had to leave, then were allowed to return and then the wind changed and brought the fire even closer to their home. Fire is one of the scariest disasters in my opinion. It ravages acres and homes and lives. It is difficult to control. I know my brother and sister-in-law are very grateful to the hard working fire fighters who have been working to control the fire in their area.

Most of the fire houses in this part of the state where I live are volunteer fire fighters. They get a call and they drop everything and hurry to the fire house and get suited and into the truck. They are trained and hard working and brave.

The fire is not out in Montana, and there is a huge fire in California that is of great concern to all the people who live in that part of the state. After the fire in Arizona took the lives of so many fire fighters recently, I have been reading about the different fires with interest and anxiety. The fact that one of the fires affected my family did make me more involved but the fires are of great concern to us all. Material things can be replaced; fellow human beings cannot. Be safe everyone, as safe as possible.


Stephen Hayes said...

Glad to hear your family hasn't been harmed by this fire. I'm praying for rain to help the brave souls working so hard to put out these fires.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It's super scary, isn't it? Just the slightest shift in wind direction and all progress fighting the fire can be lost. It's always tough to hear about these every summer. :(

Jeanie said...

We have had bad fires in Colorado this year also. They are so horrible and and too many people have lost so much. We owe so much thanks to the fire fighters who fought the fires here and those who are fighting the ones in the west now. I hope everything is okay for your brother and his family.

Abby said...

There really is a lot of science to firefighting - something I've learned from our two years of devastating wildfires. There's a lot to be said for mitigation, but sometimes, all the firefighters can do is let it burn and just work to keep people safe.

It makes for a stressful time for residents, I hope your brother and his family are back to routine soon!

Ms. A said...

Fires are scary, even when they can be controlled, much more scary and devastating when they can't. Hearing about and seeing raging wildfires is disturbing on so many levels, having an immediate threat from one... I DON'T WANT TO IMAGINE WHAT THAT'S LIKE! Thoughts and prayers for your brother and his family.

Brian Miller said...

its def scary as those things change direction and ugh....i cant imagine going through a fire...or even having one near...that would def grate on the nevers...true humans are most important...stuff can be replaced....def prayers for them

Stickup Artist said...

Most pine cones can only release their seeds when the resin the shuts them in is melted by a fire, freeing the seeds inside. In many respects, fires are natural, necessary occurrences in nature. It is a complicated subject. I wonder if we humans could do a better job of planning communities not to be in harms way when such a disaster strikes. It is so terribly scary, difficult and dangerous, as you point out, especially for the brave and dedicated firefighters.